The latest updates from the bar and restaurant scenes
The Polaris area has a new spot for sushi and hibachi fare. Sushi Factory officially opened Sunday at 8715 Sancus Blvd., formerly El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant.
The Indianapolis-based wine bar Tastings – A Wine Experience is closing its Short North location after nearly three years. Its last day of business at 958 N. High St. is Saturday, March 7. Tastings recently announced a lease extension and major renovation of its location in the Conrad Indianapolis hotel.
Tamo’s Pizzeria has replaced the recently shuttered Uncle Nick’s Greek Fried Chicken at 1333 Northwest Blvd. in Fifth by Northwest. The menu features New York-style pizza, stromboli, pasta dinners, subs, gyros and more. The owners of Uncle Nick’s moved the restaurant up the street to 1717 Northwest Blvd. and rebranded the fried chicken joint as The Crispy Coop.
ThisWeek Community News is reporting that Gallo’s on High, a new concept from the owners of Gallo’s Tap Room and Gallo’s Kitchen and Bar, will open this May at 4215 N. High St., formerly Little Eater in Clintonville.
This week, the owners of Matt and Tony’s Wood Fired Kitchen are launching a ghost kitchen called Matt and Tony’s At Home. Ghost kitchens are commercial kitchens with no dining room, designed to fill online orders more quickly through services such as UberEats, Postmates and DoorDash.“Our new ‘virtual kitchen’ will offer some of the same great food, along with many new items, prepared by our current chef staff, and we’ll be able to reach most of the city, including the OSU community and inner-ring suburbs like Grandview and Upper Arlington, in a much more timely manner,” co-owner Matt Rootes said in a press release. Matt and Tony’s physical restaurant is located at 25 Short St. in the Brewery District.
Kroger Co. is shutting down all of its Fresh Eats MKT locations, including two in Central Ohio. The Cincinnati-based retailer launched the small-format grocery concept in 2017. The stores at 930 N. Waggoner Rd. and 620 Norton Rd. are expected to close Wednesday, March 4.